We all know single-use disposable plastic products are causing a huge problem for our environment on a global scale. Simply put, most plastic will never biodegrade. This is a big problem for current and future residents of earth. So this Earth Day, we want to present a couple products that can help cut back on the frequency with which we all use plastic zip-top baggies, plastic cling-wrap, plastic to-go containers, and plastic garbage bags. (While some of the products below are made of plastic, it is BPA-free, durable, and above all, reusable.) With proper care and use, the following products make an excellent, long-lasting alternative to the throw-away kind.
First up are our Pyrex glass bowls and compatible replacement lids. These glass bowls come in a variety of sizes, so you never have too much or too little space for the food you’re hoping to store. From the spacious 7-cup bowl down to the petite 1-cup bowl, this Pyrex glassware nests beautifully and can be used in the freezer, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. (While we stock and ship select bowl and bakeware sets, we have even more great bowls and Pyrex glassware that we aren’t able to ship while still offering our customers the best possible deal. For that reason, our customers within reasonable distance of our Mesa, Arizona location are encouraged to schedule a time to come into our warehouse and take advantage of our amazing prices on Pyrex glass.)
However! For our customers across the country and the world, we do offer Pyrex replacement lids at a screaming deal. Just as we carry bowls in almost every size, we carry lids in almost every size AND color! On our website (and our various storefronts around the web), we feature lid sets that we think look especially nice together. We also encourage our customers to put together sets of their own to suit their personal decorating style. (If you’d like to create your own set and receive our bundled lid discount, it’s as easy as calling our friendly staff during business hours and having them help you place your order.) These Pyrex replacement lids allow users with an existing Pyrex glass collection to use their dishes in more versatile ways. With the help of one of our 233-PC lids, what was once just a 9” x 13” casserole dish becomes a vessel for transporting dinners to countless exciting destinations. A reusable lid also makes storing leftovers super simple with none of the hassle or environmental detritus caused by plastic wrap.
Next up is our Snapware Airtight 26-piece food storage set. This colorful set features 13 containers and 13 compatible locking lids. These containers are especially perfect for taking food on the go, thanks to their durable construction and their promise not to leak. With sizes ranging from 1-cup to 40-cups, there’s really no limit to what items you can store and stow in these reusable plastic containers. And this set is almost as versatile as Pyrex glass! It can be used in the freezer, refrigerator, and microwave, and it cleans up nicely on the top rack of the dishwasher. We also have other Snapware items that can be purchased separately.
While we’ve been looking at food storage containers to this point, it’s important to discuss what happens to the food we don’t eat. Just as plastic is filling up the ocean, our landfills are filling up with organic waste that could be put to immeasurably better use if it were properly disposed of and composted. If you’ve been meaning to compost for a while now but don’t know where to begin, perhaps our EcoSafe compostable bags are a good start. Available in sizes of 13 gallon (for tall kitchen garbage cans) and 39 gallon (for organic yard waste), there won’t be any excuse not to keep better track of your compostable waste and get it to a community compost heap.
We hope these high-quality, reusable (or compostable) products might help make it easier to accomplish environmentally-conscious food storage and food waste disposal outcomes for you and your family. Every single time you reuse an item rather than reaching for its disposable counterpart, you’re making a difference in the amount of plastic pollution that is marring Mother Earth. For each of those small gestures, we and our future generations thank you. Happy Earth Day from Helton Tool & Home.
For more information on things you can do to help with the plastic pollution pandemic, check out these facts from EcoWatch.